TrailRunner International hires Seth Hand as managing director and head of Middle East. Hand joins TrailRunner from Edelman Middle East, where he was managing director and led the regional corporate reputation practice. Before Edelman, Hand served in several other senior leadership roles in the Gulf region, including regional managing director for the Middle East at Finsbury, director for new market development at Grayling, and account director at H+K Strategies. “We are pleased to have found in Seth a leader who sees the world the same way we do and who will help us find the best ways for TrailRunner to contribute to the broader success of this incredibly dynamic and critically important part of the world,” said TrailRunner International CEO Jim Hughes.
|Marisa Long, Kristin Ford-Glencross|
Antenna Group brings on Marisa Long as senior VP of climate & energy and Kristin Ford-Glencross as VP of climate & mobility. Before joining Antenna Group, Marisa spent nearly 10 years at Washington D.C.-based global non-profit U.S. Green Building Council, where she played a pivotal role in shaping the organization's public image. She has led dozens of launches and campaigns for various international and domestic products and programs. Ford-Glencross was previously VP, brand strategy + executive thought leadership at Rogers & Cowan PMK and a VP at APCO Worldwide. She will guide clients in effectively communicating complex mobility and electrification technologies. "The addition of Marisa and Kristin to our climate team underscores Antenna’s commitment to maintaining its position as the preeminent agency focused on climate, energy, mobility, and the built environment," said Antenna Group CEO Keith Zakheim.
Winebow Imports, an importer of fine wine and spirits, names Brad Mayer as senior VP, marketing. He previously served as VP, marketing at the company from 2006-2015. Most recently, Mayer led marketing and communications at Union Wine Company. He has also served as VP, public relations & experience at Precept Wine; senior product manager at Amazon; and director of product marketing at Nordstrom. In his new position, Mayer will lead Winebow’s marketing and global brands division, “His expertise in both trade and consumer marketing, as well as new product launches, are a great fit for Winebow Imports,” said executive VP Ian Downey.